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Friday 5 August 2022, 7pm

NYO Open Up: Free Spirits!

NYO Open Up: Free Spirits!


National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Andrew Gourlay
Simone Dinnerstein


Danny Elfman
Wunderkammer (world premiere tour)
George Gershwin (orch. Grofé)
Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Teenagers playing instruments rehearse in colourful informal clothes

Feel the sound, free your spirit! Join us for a fearless performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with conductor Andrew Gourlay, where hundreds of teenagers passionately share their love of music

NYO’s musicians invite you into the stratospheric sound world of Danny Elfman, as they premiere a new work written especially for them by the Hollywood legend, before taking flight with Gershwin's electrifying, jazz-inspired 'Rhapsody in Blue' with soloist, Simone Dinnerstein.

‘I think and feel in sounds,’ said Maurice Ravel. So, when he wrote his ballet Daphnis and Chloe, he created a sumptuous soundscape in which you can feel every fluttering heartbeat, every stolen glance, and the flickers of first love.

Expect an exhilarating and boundary-breaking experience as NYO radiates exuberance and vitality, and frees your spirit!

We are delighted to offer free tickets for Under 25s for this event.

Age Guidance

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old